Alcohol, Marijuana, and Risky Sex: Group Interventions With Detained Adolescents (MARS)

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified August 2011 by University of New Mexico
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University of New Mexico
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01170260
First received: July 23, 2010
Last updated: August 16, 2011
Last verified: August 2011

July 23, 2010
August 16, 2011
August 2010
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Time-Line Follow-Back [ Time Frame: used at Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Time-Line Follow-Back is a review of a recent 30-day period of the participant's life, wherein they note which days they engaged in any of the following activities: sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, cigarette use. Further details are also provided, such as whether a condom was used, how many alcoholic drinks were consumed, etc.
  • Time-Line Follow-Back [ Time Frame: used at 3 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Time-Line Follow-Back is a review of a recent 30-day period of the participant's life, wherein they note which days they engaged in any of the following activities: sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, cigarette use. Further details are also provided, such as whether a condom was used, how many alcoholic drinks were consumed, etc.
  • Time-Line Follow-Back [ Time Frame: used at 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Time-Line Follow-Back is a review of a recent 30-day period of the participant's life, wherein they note which days they engaged in any of the following activities: sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, cigarette use. Further details are also provided, such as whether a condom was used, how many alcoholic drinks were consumed, etc.
  • Time-Line Follow-Back [ Time Frame: used at 9 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Time-Line Follow-Back is a review of a recent 30-day period of the participant's life, wherein they note which days they engaged in any of the following activities: sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, cigarette use. Further details are also provided, such as whether a condom was used, how many alcoholic drinks were consumed, etc.
  • Time-Line Follow-Back [ Time Frame: used at 12 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    A Time-Line Follow-Back is a review of a recent 30-day period of the participant's life, wherein they note which days they engaged in any of the following activities: sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, cigarette use. Further details are also provided, such as whether a condom was used, how many alcoholic drinks were consumed, etc.
Same as current
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  • Computer questionnaire [ Time Frame: used at Baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire completed by participant assesses sexual activity/consequences/attitudes, alcohol use/consequences/attitudes, marijuana use/consequences/attitudes, cigarette use/consequences/attitudes, particularly within past few months
  • Computer questionnaire [ Time Frame: used at 3 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire completed by participant assesses sexual activity/consequences/attitudes, alcohol use/consequences/attitudes, marijuana use/consequences/attitudes, cigarette use/consequences/attitudes, particularly within past few months
  • Computer questionnaire [ Time Frame: used at 6 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire completed by participant assesses sexual activity/consequences/attitudes, alcohol use/consequences/attitudes, marijuana use/consequences/attitudes, cigarette use/consequences/attitudes, particularly within past few months
  • Computer questionnaire [ Time Frame: used at 9 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire completed by participant assesses sexual activity/consequences/attitudes, alcohol use/consequences/attitudes, marijuana use/consequences/attitudes, cigarette use/consequences/attitudes, particularly within past few months
  • Computer questionnaire [ Time Frame: used at 12 months post-intervention ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Questionnaire completed by participant assesses sexual activity/consequences/attitudes, alcohol use/consequences/attitudes, marijuana use/consequences/attitudes, cigarette use/consequences/attitudes, particularly within past few months
Same as current
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Alcohol, Marijuana, and Risky Sex: Group Interventions With Detained Adolescents
Alcohol, Marijuana, and Risky Sex: Group Interventions With Detained Adolescents

This research is studying behaviors that young people engage in that may place them at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease like HIV/AIDS, and what kind of educational program works best to reduce these risky behaviors.

During baseline assessment, a computer questionnaire is administered, including questions about participants' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors regarding sexual behavior, condom use, and drug use. A saliva sample is provided as well. A "Time-Line Follow-Back" is conducted, noting on which days certain activities occurred, such as sexual intercourse, alcohol use, marijuana use, and cigarette use. A urine sample is also collected in order to test for the STD's chlamydia and gonorrhea (if results are positive, we schedule a meeting with the participant to administer medication to treat the STD).

In the second session, a 3-hour interventional health class is held with groups of same-gender participants. There are 3 different health classes (one focusing just on sex risk reduction, one focusing on sex and alcohol risk reduction, and one focusing on sex, alcohol, and marijuana risk reduction); participants are randomly assigned to one.

Participants are contacted 3 months after the intervention, 6 months after, 9 months after, and 12 months after, in order to meet. These meetings entail completing another Time-Line Follow-Back and completing another questionnaire. At the final 12 month meeting, we collect another urine sample to again test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. As before, if results are positive, we schedule a meeting with the participant to administer medical treatment.

Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Risk Reduction Behavior
  • Health Behavior
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Adolescent Behavior
  • Cannabis
  • Behavioral: INFORMATION-ONLY SEXUAL RISK REDUCTION (INFO-ONLY)
    Intervention includes presentation of STD facts, safe sex activities, condom demonstration, video about sexual decision making, group discussion
    Other Name: INFO-ONLY
  • Behavioral: SEXUAL PLUS ALCOHOL RISK REDUCTION (SRRI+ETOH)
    Intervention includes presentation of STD/alcohol facts, safe sex activities, condom demonstration, video about alcohol/sexual decision making, group discussion
    Other Name: (SRRI+ETOH)
  • Behavioral: SEXUAL + ALCOHOL + MARIJUANA RISK REDUCTION
    Intervention includes presentation of STD/alcohol/marijuana facts, safe sex activities, condom demonstration, video about alcohol/marijuana/sexual decision making, group discussion
    Other Name: (SRRI+ETOH+THC)
  • Active Comparator: Info-only sexual risk reduction
    Corresponding intervention gives information only on STDs/HIV
    Intervention: Behavioral: INFORMATION-ONLY SEXUAL RISK REDUCTION (INFO-ONLY)
  • Experimental: Sex plus alcohol risk reduction
    Corresponding intervention gives info focusing on sex and alcohol risk reduction only
    Intervention: Behavioral: SEXUAL PLUS ALCOHOL RISK REDUCTION (SRRI+ETOH)
  • Experimental: Sex + alcohol + marijuana risk reduction
    Corresponding intervention gives info on sex, alcohol, and marijuana risk reduction
    Intervention: Behavioral: SEXUAL + ALCOHOL + MARIJUANA RISK REDUCTION
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
520
June 2014
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 14-18
  • Involved in Juvenile Justice System (living in the Detention Center when recruited)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently taking anti-psychotics
  • Involved in similar intervention-based study (2 similar studies being conducted simultaneously by this lab)
Both
14 Years to 18 Years
Yes
Contact: Angela Bryan, PhD 505-277-5676 abryan@unm.edu
United States
 
NCT01170260
NIAAA RO1 AA013844-05, RO1 AA013844-05
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Dr. Angela Bryan, University of New Mexico
University of New Mexico
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
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University of New Mexico
August 2011

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